Sitting right in Sulawesi, the centre of the Coral triangle area, the marine life in Manado is so diverse that you can see over 70% of all the fish species that exist in the Indo-Western Pacific. Diving in the Bunaken Marine Park, you will get the witness the diving paradise that is Manado. Oceanic currents that sweep past Bunaken Island bring a steady supply of nutrients, not to mention that the island is near a volcanic area, rich in minerals. All these nutrients support the superb biodiversity of the area.
Interesting features or species you can find here include dugongs, sperm whales, a huge variety of corals, and some excellent wall diving. Also, there is muck diving available and the house reefs off the main island are treasure troves for macro life. Reef Sharks, turtles, eagle rays,frogfish, crocodile fish, mandanrin fish, commensal shrimp, harlequinn shrimp, hairy squat lobsters, tuna… the list goes one. Whether you like the big stuff or the very small, Manado has dive sites for all divers.
Diving possible all year round.
best time from April to September.
Air from Singapore, 3 and a half hours.
Bus to Mainland Resorts, about 30min.
Manado has such a wide range of dive sites that there is truly something here for everyone. Check out the spectacular wall dives Bunaken is famous or try your luck spotting pelagics Manado Tua, not to mention the excellent muck diving that characterizes the dive sites along the coastline of the mainland.